Javelinas sweep Jaguars
KINGSVILLE - Texas A&M-Kingsville extended UHV's losing streak to five games by sweeping a doubleheader Saturday at Nolan Ryan Field.
The Javelinas got their season off to a successful start by winning 6-2 in the first game and 6-0 in the second game.
Flatonia graduate Dallas Ponder started the first game for A&M-Kingsville and went four innings.
Taylor Taska hit a two-run home run in the first inning and a solo shot in the fifth for the Javelinas.
Ryan Pearsall hit a two-run home run for the Jaguars (1-5) in the fourth inning.
St. Joseph graduate Denver Diefenbach started the second game for A&M-Kingsville and retired the side in four of five innings. He gave up two hits and had one strikeout.
UHV returns to Riverside Stadium on Sunday to play a doubleheader against Wayland Baptist at 1 p.m.
TAMUK 6-6, UHV 2-0
UHV 000 200 000 - 2 8 1
TAMUK 211 010 10x - 6 11 0
W: Dallas Ponder (1-0). L: Orlando Quiroga (0-1). Highlights: (UHV) Ryan Pearsall 2-run HR; Brandon Bohanon 2 for 2. (TAMUK) Taylor Taska 2-run HR; solo HR.
UHV 000 000 000 - 0 5 1
TAMUK 202 010 01x - 6 10 1
W: Denver Diefenbach (1-0). L: Cory Carter (1-1). Highlights: (UHV) Robert Zaragoaza 2 for 4, 2B. (TAMUK) Clint Wallace 2 for 3, 3B, 3 RBIs; Taylor Taska 2 for 4, 2B, RBI; Justin Lee 2 for 3, 2 R, RBI. Records: UHV 1-5; TAMUK 2-0.